Monthly Archives: October 2012

Meringue

 

Separating an egg is a tricky
business: cracking the shell
in just the right spot,
 

gently slipping the unfertilised
contents between two halves
above separate, spotless bowls.
 

Viscous albumen runs
reluctant from ripe vitellus,
dangling above cavernous Pyrex
 

while yellow orb sits bulging
in hard brown casing
waiting for the tip.
 

I will leave you now
in your quiet kitchen
to form your stiff, white peaks
 

while I turn my bowl upside down
and let the glorious saffron yolk
slide down my beaming face.
 
 

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Gamble


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lingering
over last orders,
arrhythmia fingers
fidget
over cold, wet contours.
 

Flesh separated
by heavy oak, yet
jade and mahogany
magnets
closethegap,
fleetingly,
+++++repeatedly.
 

Shaken out
into the soft gloam
of an October night –
foamy beer on
restless tongues –
fingertips
++++++and lips
 

++++++++++flutter.
 
 

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